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    Louisiana boating accident

    https://www.wbrz.com/news/false-rive...still-missing/
    I’ve been hoping someone else would start a thread on this so I wouldn’t have to but here we go. Kenny (the dentist) was one of my best friends in dental school and we kept in touch over the years even though we’re about 10 hours away. We used to fish the night tournaments together at False River (it’s actually an oxbow lake). Here is some details I recently received not covered in the article: there was a dock video camera that caught it all and is being ruled a complete accident. The other driver was killed on impact and his son was thrown out without a life jacket on. Kenny’s son, Jude had his life vest on and kept the other kid up until help arrived. The accident happened Friday night and they found Kenny this morning (Sunday). He had no visible trauma so they think he was knocked unconscious and drowned because his life vest failed to deploy.

    I was reading through our last texts from a few weeks ago and he had sent fishing pics with his son. We texted about getting the families together to fish and them coming up for a Hog-LSU game and hanging out. I’d encourage y’all to quit texting friends about getting together and just figure out a way to make it happen! We don’t know how much time we’ll get to do it. Please keep both families involved in your prayers!!
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    sorry for the loss of your friend,,, for all affected


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    Sorry for your loss
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    So very sorry for your loss and the families.

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    Sorry for your loss.

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    I have been thinking about posting this all weekend so thank you for doing so.

    I was in the tournament on Friday night. We fish these on False River every Friday night for 6 months of the year. The tournaments are from 7PM to Midnight. There were ~ 15 boats in the tourney and 2 of the boats collided around 10 PM. The 2 drivers were killed and the 2 passengers were ejected and pulled out of the water and made it to the hospital. Kenny was found this morning.

    Prayers to the families of the 2 guys who didn't make it.

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    sorry for all involved this is bad, I feel sad for the people and families. I tell you I never fish after dark I get the willies bc i cant see at all. be careful guys. prayers sent.

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    Condolences and prayers for all involved. Very sad indeed.

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    Very sad, sorry to hear about this

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    One of the reasons I don't fish at night in a boat.

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    Very sorry for your loss

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    So sad.

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